George Clooney is going nuclear on The Daily Mail, claiming it flat out made up a story about his fiancee's mother objecting to their wedding on religious grounds.
George is especially pissed off about the line in the story that Amal's mom told half of Beruit that if she married someone outside the Druze religion she could be excommunicated. The story also referenced reports that such brides sometimes end up dead.
Clooney starts off by saying Amal's mom is NOT Druze. And more fundamentally, she's not against the marriage.
Clooney didn't stop with the specific story. He went on to accuse The Daily Mail of habitually lying, saying "If they fabricate stories of Amal being pregnant, or that the marriage will take place on the set of Downton Abbey, or that I'm running for office, or any number of idiotic stories that they sit at their computers and invent, I don't care."
He clearly cares a little.
The Daily Mail has removed the article and apologized. They say they have launched an investigation into the matter.
Manager Ties the Knot
7/7/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's manager is now in an exclusive club -- a manager who has been made an honest man -- just a joke Scooter!
Scooter Braun tied the knot with Yael Cohen in Whistler over the weekend. Justin was there, along with Carly Rae Jepsen, Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson, Sophia Bush, Ed Sheeran and a bunch of others.
When Scooter kissed the bride, Justin broke into the Beatles' song, "All You Need is Love."
During the reception, Carly Rae and Justin both sang "Call Me Maybe."
Bieber just posted a video of Hanks singing.
... at Uber Fancy Resort
7/5/2014 9:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jessica Simpson treated her wedding guests to an awesome 4th of July BBQ -- but they weren't in some random backyard, the group partied at one of California's most exclusive resorts.
The Simpson wedding is set to take place at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito -- the same place JFK and Jackie O famously honeymooned. The guests celebrated our independence in style yesterday at the Santa Barbara adjacent resort.
The party included karaoke and a performance by a live band.
Or if you're Ashlee Simpson, both.
He Can't Compete With My New Man!
6/27/2014 10:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
SHOTS FIRED AT CHAD OCHOCINCO ... and the woman pulling the trigger is his ex-wife Evelyn Lozada!!!
The "Basketball Wives" star -- who happens to be engaged to L.A. Dodgers superstar Carl Crawford -- was hangin' at GNC at the Beverly Center ... when we asked to see the massive 14.5 carat diamond ring he gave her back in December.
That's when Evelyn flashed the ring ... and a little bit of sass ... taking aim at the puny 10 carat rock Chad gave her back in 2010.
Check out the clip ... enjoy the burn.
Walks Famous Interior Designer Down Aisle
In Same-Sex Wedding
6/26/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Dr. Phil played a supporting role at a wedding over the weekend ... proudly walking the groom down the aisle at a same-sex ceremony.
Neal Wagner and Thomas Piscitello exchanged vows Saturday at Vibiana -- formerly a Catholic church in downtown L.A. -- the guests included Dr. Phil, his wife and his sons.
Sources tells us Phil is both a friend and a client of the couple -- both interior designers. We're told he happily stepped in for Neal's father, who passed away, and agreed to escort Neal down the aisle.
One wedding guest said the ceremony was like the gay wedding in "Sex and the City"... over the top, but amazing.
Hey Kanye, No Problemo
You Trashed Me!
6/19/2014 9:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Annie Leibovitz has decided to address Kanye West's attack on her ... problem is, she wussed out.
You'll recall Kanye trashed Annie for bailing on shooting their wedding right before the vows. Kanye said she was just "afraid of celebrity." A weird comment, since Annie has become world famous for shooting celebs.
So ... Annie's just sent us a long, rambling statement which also contains comments from Kanye -- and it never directly addresses the "afraid of celebrity" comment.
The rep says Kanye was frustrated he couldn't "collaborate with Annie" but he's not blaming her for bailing .... even though his comment sure sounds like blame.
The rep says, "Unbeknownst to Kanye, she was never confirmed." Annie's rep adds, "she would have loved to have taken their wedding portrait and was disappointed it didn't happen."
And get this ... the statement says Annie is responsible for shooting Kim and Kanye's Vogue cover, but she's "not known to shoot weddings." It sounds like she wasn't really into doing it in the first place."
And get this BJ ... Kanye says, "The most-liked Instagram photo of all time, shot by Annie Leibovitz. Oh, I'm sorry for dreaming out loud. Again."
Over Wedding Photo
6/17/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kanye West says famed photographer Annie Leibovitz practically RUINED his honeymoon with Kim Kardashian ... because they had to spend days fixing the now-famous floral wall wedding pic.
Annie was supposed to shoot the pic but she pulled out entirely the day before the wedding. Kanye says she claimed she was "afraid of celebrity" -- a weird statement because Annie's brand is all about celebrity.
Nonetheless ... the pic was taken but not perfected, and Kanye says he and Kim spent 4 days -- yes, 4 DAYS -- screwing with the pic because the flowers were "off color."
Kanye -- speaking at a conference in Cannes -- says the extra work pissed off Kim during their honeymoon, saying ... "She was exhausted because we worked on the photo so much."
The photo ended up being the most popular pic ever on Instagram -- almost 2 million likes and 35,000 comments.
My Fiance is Already Married!!!
6/10/2014 3:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Michael Jackson's ex-wife is set to marry Jackson's former close friend and business associate ... but turns out there's a small problem -- he's already married.
Marc Schaffel is engaged to Rowe though a date for the wedding has not been set. Turns out ... Shaffel married model Kerstin Christa Nissen in 1992. According to legal docs -- obtained by TMZ -- they separated 8 months later but never got divorced.
Shaffel got around to filing papers last week, citing irreconcilable differences.
It generally takes 6 months for the divorce to become final, so Rowe will just have to cool her jets.
Divorced, Married, Baby ...
ALL IN A WEEK!
6/9/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Take our word for it, you did not have as eventful of a week as Jeremy London.
London's wild seven-day stretch began a week ago Friday, when he finalized his divorce from wife Melissa Cunningham.
London was arrested in 2012 for alleged domestic violence ... he agreed to take anger management classes and in return the charges were dismissed.
Fast forward to Tuesday, when London married his girlfriend, Juliet Reeves. That would have been the highlight of his week ... if she didn't give birth to their son Wyatt just two days later.
6/2/2014 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Serena Williams is the only -- repeat ONLY -- woman alive who could pull off crashing a beach wedding while wearing a leopard print one-piece swimsuit.
Williams was in Miami this weekend when she stumbled upon a beach wedding ... and jumped right in. She posed for a few pics with the bride and groom ... all while yelling out "Wedding crasher!"
Clearly Williams is already over getting bounced in the second round of the French Open.
Kim & Kanye
5/30/2014 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Make no mistake about it ... Kanye West is full out MAN DOWN!!!
After hitting up Paris, Florence and Ireland, the Kim Kardashian and Kanye wedding/honeymoon extravaganza landed in Prague ... where the newlyweds stepped out in matching black leather.
Kanye sported a fairly massive wedding band as the couple made their way to dinner ... making it clear to anyone and everyone ... he's taken.
But make no mistake ... Kim's is bigger.
Lana Del Rey
I Didn't Get a Dime
to Sing at Kimye's Wedding
5/28/2014 10:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lana Del Rey shot down the ridiculous rumor she scored an insane pay day for singing at Kim Kardashian's wedding to Kanye West ... telling TMZ she did it for nothing.
One report had Lana's fee at a whopping $2.8 million ... but this afternoon at LAX, a very friendly Del Rey told our photog she didn't receive a dime.
Lana also explains WHY she performed gratis, and the good news is -- there's a slim chance she could do the same for you.
Kim & Kanye
1ST KISS ...
5/27/2014 8:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
When in France (or Italy) ... don't French Kiss ... at least, not for your first smooch as man and wife.
Kim just posted a couple of pics from the big event -- including a shot from the moment Kanye was told, "You may kiss the bride" ... and it was closed mouths all the way.
Mrs. West also posted a pic of the happy couple walking down the aisle after tying the knot -- with baby North looking on.
Not Pictured: Rob Kardashian.